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Stingers down East Grand Forks in VFW playoff opener

2014 Perham VFW Pictured Left to Right (top) Coach Kyle VanDyke, Pat Murphy, Aaron Solberg, Coach Eric Hendrickx (middle) Adam Dykhoff, Matt Benke, Dylan Perrine, Chandler Rach, Alec Meyer (bottom) Andy Hanson, Eli Hoffman, Brady Stoll, Alex Tostenson (not pictured Chase Curtis)

The Perham VFW baseball team heads into the sub-state tournament this weekend as the district's No. 1 seed.

The Stingers swept then-No. 1 seed Bemidji in the last week of the regular season to steal the crown as top dog in District 9 .

The sub-state tournament will be held in Fergus Falls. It begins Friday, July 25, and will continue through Sunday, July 27.

In Friday's opening round, the Stingers defeated East Grand Forks 9-1.

Alec Meyer recorded the pitching victory giving up one unearned run in six innings on the hill. Andy Hanson cleaned up a scoreless seventh inning.

Alex Tostenson had three hits, and scored four times. Patrick Murphy had two hits and knocked in four. Matt Benke had two RBIs.

Perham will play Bemidji at 4:30 p.m. Saturday Fergus Falls.

Focus Reporter Eric Hendrickx contributed to this report.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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